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Gyeongju National Museum

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186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171, South Korea
+82 54-740-7500
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All reviews korean history silla kingdom national museum on display several buildings shilla dynasty anapji pond main hall chronological order great exhibits english subtitles different buildings better understanding free admission two hours burial mounds well worth the visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once more tumuli(burial mounds, only three of the 1,000 nearby have been opened) are opened they will have to increase the museum capacity many fold. It is well set out, welcoming, good signage and extraordinary artefacts. Love the gold ornaments. Hear the Divine Bell if...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent our first afternoon in Gyeongju at this museum with a free English speaking tour guide. As we walked through the museum, she gave us great insight into the Shilla dynasty as she pointed out the items excavated during continuing archaeological digs. In fact,...More

Thank KimofOz
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The Gyeongju National Museum exceeded all expectations and we easily could have spent more time. Read on for details. The strength of this museum lies on its location in the heart of Korean Silla history and culture. The presence of nearby large burial grounds has...More

1  Thank doctorbobster
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Magnificent museum! no entrance fee The different exhibitions are of high quality and perfectly presented. English explanations. Impressive and varied artifacts throughout the ages !

Thank 2swisstravelers
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Large property with multiple buildings. Well laid out exhibits with many English translations. Some very nice and unique pieces from the region. Went on a Tuesday and was joined by dozens of elementary school classes. There is no café for meals, so eat before going...More

Thank jfurukaw
Reviewed 15 October 2018

By visiting this place you will better understand the history of the area. The artifacts are quite stunning although this is a fairly small museum. We read many of the plaques but not all and took us about 2-2 1/2 hours for the main museum...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is a nice museum with an excellent explanation of Korean history. I learned a lot. The beginning of the museum (very oldest stuff) isn't that much different than you'd see in any civilization's exhibit about early humans and how they developed tools, etc...but if...More

2  Thank emk103
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Having visited quite some museum it is always interesting to discover the pieces you won't see elsewhere .. unless borrow for an exhibition

2  Thank BenoitY
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is the primary museum in Gyeongju and is really a collection of multiple different buildings/museums on one site. The primary museum, dealing with the history and rise of the Silla Kingdom, was my favorite. The English audio guide (rented for ₩1,000) provided some insight...More

3  Thank DantesCaulfieldGatz
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is a nice visit in a reasonably preserved site. Although the place is beautiful, it is relatively poor from na archeological point of view.

2  Thank acukiert
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